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Haninah ben Teradion, Rabbi

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Haninah ben Teradion, Rabbi: (2nd century CE) Mishnaic sage, father of Rabbi Meir’s wife Beruriah. He directed a Torah academy in Siknin, and was renowned for his scrupulously honest administration of charity funds. He was one of the Ten Martyrs, wrapped in a Torah Scroll and burned alive by the Roman for publicly teaching Torah.
His soul sang as his body lay burning on bundles of vine-twigs, As darkness lay wet layers of wool on his chest to prolong his suffering. Until mercy came to lift the pain and consume him and the Sefer Torah in which he was wrapped, in a fiery column of l...
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